Watch: The ID.3 Takes on the GTI in a Drag Race

Volkswagen has yet to publish a 0-60 time for the ID.3, but if this VW España video is to be believed, it might accelerate faster than a Mk8 GTI.

The video shows the ID.3 and the GTI going head to head in a drag race of indeterminate length. As you’d expect the ID.3 gets off the line in a hurry—EVs having their torque low down. The GTI starts reeling it back in, but can’t quite pass the ID.3 before the line.

Whether this is a quarter-mile race or an eighth-mile race is unknown, but the shorter race would likely benefit the EV, which hits 37 mph in just 3.4 seconds. The GTI, meanwhile, we know hits 60 mph in 5.9 seconds.

Not that it really matters, but the ID.3’s speed has never been a focus of VW’s attention, particularly. It is therefore somewhat surprising to see it outrun a GTI, even in a short race.

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